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Seasonal Tips for Fall and Winter to Save Money & Energy

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Why Fall is the Best Time to Schedule Furnace Maintenance

You may not even think about the importance of maintenance, until a heating or cooling breakdown happens to you on a hot day or a very chilly one.  Professionals like Bluflame advise you get your furnace inspected in the fall, and conversely, your air conditioner...

How Often Should I Change My Filter?

There are many types of filter and variables.  But here is the basic rule to start with. Types Flat panel 1″ thick.   Change every 30 days. So 12 times a year. Pleated 1″ thick.  Change every 90 days. So 4 times a year. Specialty air filters such as...

How Much Does a Variable Speed Motor Save?

In addition to the increased comfort and reduced noise, a variable speed blower motor uses 2/3rd less energy than a standard furnace blower motor.  Don’t forget, this blower will save you during the air conditioning season too. Saves energy, saves money makes...

What Is a Variable Speed Furnace?

A variable speed furnace refers primarily to the blower motors performance.  Most furnace are single stage with a “multi-speed” blower motor.  Which means you can set one speed for heating and another for cooling. Others are “two stage” which...

What Is a Two Stage Furnace?

This question comes up a lot when home owners are looking for a new furnace.  The “Two Stage” describes the heating output of a furnace.  Most furnaces are single stage, meaning on a call for heat it comes on at 100% of its capacity, runs till the...